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    Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. The work is owned by the Government of France and is on the wall in the Louvre in Paris, France with the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. It is perhaps the most famous and iconic painting in the world.

    Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci and underlying many of his design compositions, is the phi relationship (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean), a ratio of approximately 1:1.618, found in nature and creation, and inherent in the Fibonacci sequence. The Golden Rectangle, the Golden Triangle, and the Golden Pyramid, all based on the Golden Ratio are all appear prominent in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. He referred to the Golden Ratio as the "divine proportion".

    But this is what's really cool: Certain solar system orbital periods and relative planetary distances are also related to phi. Some scientists say that the shape of the universe itself is a dodecahedron based on Phi. Here you can find some mind-blowing facts: goldennumber.net/solarsys.htm

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    1. Ernesto Lago 63 months ago | reply

      wow Amazing discovery! Congratulations.

    2. comixguy 63 months ago | reply

      5 years of art school and I never really understood what the 'Golden Mean' actually meant? Thanks for explaining it.

    3. Halejandro Cortes 63 months ago | reply

      jajaj yeah... great discovery... that explain many things...

    4. JuanDeco 63 months ago | reply

      That's true ;)

    5. Butchicun.com :) 63 months ago | reply

      OMG .................... nice ratio :D

    6. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 63 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe SML Graphic Design, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    7. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 63 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe SML Information Design, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    8. brettpeter 63 months ago | reply

      dude, da vinci was a baller.

    9. Vüsal Zeynalov 61 months ago | reply

      Is it a joke? There is no mystery, it is Human body's ratio of golden ratio. You can make this not only on Mona lisa, but on every photo of human

    10. -Steve Roe- 58 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Mr Digby's Cabinet of Curiosities, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

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